Last updated on April 12, 2017
Tell your thoughts on mind-altering substances (alcohol, drugs, etc.). Do you like them? Which ones? Why? You don’t like them? Why not? Limit 500 words.
I’m a bit weird on this one. I’m not a big pot fan, or rather, I’m not a big fan of getting stoned. I’ve done it with a fair amount of regularity (every few years, does that count?), but it’s not been a go-to.
For normal, every-day use, a glass of wine is just fine… except it really isn’t. I have a genetic abnormality that makes drinking alcohol kind of a crap-shoot. If a certain number of factors come together – like going outside – I can end up with a massive attack where my skin feels like it has glass in it and my head is going to explode and all the things and smells and sounds and existing just hurts too much. But a glass of wine or two is usually okay.
Hands down my very favorite thing in the world is to trip mushrooms. I don’t get to do it often, but when I do, it’s an enormous treat. It used to be that my preferred method was to trip alone. Of the handful of times I’ve done it with a significant other, the experience has highlighted why the person was a Bad Idea. The last time, though, was with my husband. I was very nervous about that, afraid that maybe just the act of tripping mushrooms made me think bad things about the other. Turns out, no, it really was just the company. We had a glorious time together.
I’m all for the legalization of drugs in general, with the understanding that no one becomes an addict just because drugs are available. It’s a complex problem, and reducing supply and access makes it worse.